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Can You Get Akathisia On Psychiatric Tablets
The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the ...Read more
Do psychiatric drugs enlarge the basal ganglia and atrophy the cerebral cortex. do cause brain damage? I have lingering akathisia from invega (paliperidone) shot
Side effects: All medicines have side effects. You must always weigh the benefit and the risk. Sounds like you may need something ...Read more
See a neurologist: This is a condition that may be a side effect of one of the medications you are taking. Get it reviewed soon by a neurologist. ...Read more
Am I likely to get akathisia for any other extrapyramidal side effects if I start on Latuda (lurasidone)? Could I possibly not? It is ranked 4th most for eps.
Is 10mg of zyprexa (olanzapine) enough to cause akathisia? How can I be sure it is akathisia? I move around while sitting to get through readings i rock side 2side
Yes, it can: It sure does sound like akathisia. The feeling is one of rather intense inner restlessness. It can be both physical and psychological restlessness. It generally affects the legs with an intense desire to keep them moving, but it can affect other parts the body so that you also rock side to side. Talk to your doctor about what heor she would like you to do. Generally the preferred treatment if it all possible is to lower the dose, but i don't know you well enough as to suggest that. Other treatments include cogentin, propranolol, valium, and even Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if it doesn't make you too sleepy.Get it treated quickly because it's very uncomfortable as i'm sure you already know. ...Read more
Can withdrawal from antipsychotics cause akathisia? i am on geodon (ziprasidone) and when it wears out i get the akathisia
I am on zyprexa and I just stopped geodon after two weeks on both meds. Now I have akathisia from stopping geodon. Will I get better if I just zyprexa?
Side effects of meds: As is sometimes said, even in these God awful times, God only knows! The drugs that you take have akasthisia as a well known potential side effect. That is why in medicine we commonly use the phrase risk-benefit- I.e. what are the risks of this course of action compared to the hoped for benefits. Sometimes it is not so obvious as to what course is best to follow, sometimes more so, but no action I ...Read more
How do I know if its an anxiety attack? Feel akathisia, worry, short of breath, weak, but lot of other things ok. Sense of panic need to get out, etc
Get medical exam: To sort out the causes of your problems, i would suggest you first see a physician for a thorough examination. If medical issues are ruled out, you should be diagnosed for anxiety disorders by a psychologist or psychiatrist who can also treat the disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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